Whether your summer plans include exploring new cities or a staycation in your hometown, there are plenty of unique destinations waiting to be discovered. Exploring your own nation or a different country can provide you with memorable experiences in terms of food, culture and nature, but it can also inspire you to bring home new and captivating interior design. Whether you wish to bring home larger pieces of furniture or smaller accessories, collecting design from your travels will not only give your home a unique expression; each item will also embody the fond memories of the places you visited and remind you that there is a world of exceptional design waiting to be discovered.
So, where should you go? As a design tourist, you can enjoy everything from exclusive, curated shopping while sipping Café au Lait in the historic 4th Arrondissement of Paris, to breathing in the salty sea air while shopping next to Bergen’s awe-inspiring fjords and mountains.
We invite you to explore these remarkable stores and to get inspired for your next design destinations.
Rue Antoine Dansaertstraat 97, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
La Fabrika is a large interior store spanning two stories that can be found in one of the most striking buildings on the famous and historical Rue Antoine Dansaert. The Dansaert neighbourhood is located in the centre of Brussels, and is filled with design stores, restaurants, coffee shops and bars, making it ideal for enjoying a relaxing summer afternoon of shopping and exploring.
Website — www.lafabrika.be
Social media — www.instagram.com/la_fabrika_brussels
TISCH FÜR ZWEI
Lindenstraße 7, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
Tisch für Zwei is a charming store with a welcoming atmosphere filled with curated design objects that have been thoughtfully hand-picked. Located in Potsdam, you can end your day of shopping with taking in the historic and beautiful sights of the city, several of which can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Website — www.tischfuer2.de
Social media — www.instagram.com/tisch_fuer_zwei_potsdam
Lille Torv 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Located in a beautiful, historic building that was used to host the Danish royal family on their visits to the city, Paustian Aarhus carries a curated collection of design and lifestyle items that will surely spark inspiration. After shopping at Paustian, visitors can explore the quaint shops in the charmingly cobblestoned Latin quarter.
Website — www.paustian.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/paustianaarhus
Carrer de Casanova 214, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Nordicthink is the first interior design store specialised in Scandinavian design in Spain. The concept behind the store is to inspire people to live comfortably. Located in the Eixample area in Barcelona, the area is characterised by Art Noveau buildings and a diverse range of restaurants offering some of the world’s best cuisine.
Website — www.nordicthink.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/nordicthink_
Jokikatu 35, 06100 Porvoo, Finland
Finform specialises in aesthetic, responsible and sustainable fashion, interior and lifestyle products. Located right by Porvoo’s waterfront, you can find Finform in the old merchant’s building which perfectly suits the city’s colourful wooden houses, medieval cobblestone streets and charming little shops.
Website — www.finform.fi
Social media — www.instagram.com/finform.fi
GOOD DESIGN STORE
12 Rue Catherine Segurane, 06300 Nice, France
Located on France’s adorned Cote d'Azur, Nice is the ideal summer destination for tourists who wish nothing more than to cool off in the Mediterranean Sea. Good Design Store offers a selection of contemporary and iconic interior design brands and can be found close to Nice’s charming old harbour.
Website — www.good-designstore.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/gooddesignstore
LE BVH MARAIS
52 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France
Le BHV Marais first opened its doors in 1856, making it one of the oldest stores in Paris. Located in the stylish and historic district of Le Marais in the 4th Arrondissement, the store offers various interior design brands, ensuring that everyone can find something they love.
Website — www.design-bestseller.fr
Social media — www.instagram.com/designbestsellerfr
DETAILS DESIGN STORE
Via Mantova 32, 38122 Trento, Italy
Located close to the German border, the Italian city of Trento combines history and nature, and represents the meeting of two cultures. While walking through the historic city, we recommend that you visit Details Design Store which emphasises their love for design through colours and attention to detail, while also respecting the environment.
Website — www.detailsdesignstore.it
Social media — www.instagram.com/details.designstore
Gyeonggi-do, Paju-si, 472-2 Seopae-dong, South Korea
With a name that stands for, ‘a place that creates new value tailored to each customer’, BENUFE offers a selection of furniture and accessories for the home. You can find the store in the Gyeonggi-do area, which encompasses 28 various cities bordering Seoul.
Website — www.benufe.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/benufe_design
239-4 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Located in the heart of the bustling capital, Seoul, surrounded by Michelin restaurants and famous art galleries, wonderaum specialises in a variety of lifestyle products and art for the home.
Website — www.wonderaum.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/wonderaum_
Bryggen 13, 5003 Bergen, Norway
Ting offers a selection of Norwegian and Scandinavian design with the goal of adding more joy to the homes and everyday lives of their customers through interior design. Located in the beautiful city of Bergen, Ting is surrounded by not only rich culture, but awe-inspiring fjords and mountains as well.
Website — www.ting.no
Social media — www.instagram.com/tingbergen
Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro 123, 4050-014 Porto, Portugal
In a former bakery in the middle of Porto, you will find Banema Studio. This store specialises in finding unique objects from around the world, resulting in a curated collection of beautiful, high quality and timeless items for the home.
Website — www.banemastudio.pt
Social media — www.instagram.com/banema.studio
Adelsgatan 7, 621 57 Visby, Sweden
Boligheter in Visby is located on one of the oldest shopping streets that lies within the city’s historic city walls, also known as the ‘Visby Ring Wall’. A modern interior design store with a carefully selected range of items for the home, Boligheter is an inspiring store, ideal for bringing home a thoughtful object for yourself or someone you love.
Website — www.boligheter.se
Social media — www.instagram.com/bolighetervisby
15 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, B15 3AU Birmingham, Great Britain
Based in Birmingham’s characteristic Edgbaston Village, which is known for its interior design stores, Kin Home specialises in gorgeous furniture, lighting and accessories for the home. Their curated collection of international designs is meant to inspire customers to create a home that they will love.
Website — www.kinhome.co
Social media — www.instagram.com/kin.home
38 Wareham Street, MA 02118 Boston, USA
After years of working in Europe and the US, the founder of Lekker Home decided to create an interior design store based on the warm, modern aesthetic of Amsterdam, the classic luxuries of Paris and the ingenuity of New York. Merging Mid-century modern classics with European design icons and contemporary style, you will find Lekker Home among the bow-front brownstones and lush oblong parks of Boston’s South End.
Website — www.lekkerhome.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/lekkerhome
Neubaugasse 57, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Copenhagen Hus is a beautiful concept store filled with selected Nordic interior brands. Located in the vibrant Neubau district in Vienna, you can stop by the store while visiting the numerous other independent shops and galleries or enjoying the trendy restaurants and cafés in the area.
Website — www.copenhagenhus.at
Social media — www.instagram.com/cphhus
Langsägestrasse 2, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland
After strolling through the Old Town of Lucerne, we recommend visiting niste in Kriens. With a name derived from the German niste, which means ‘settle in’, the store was founded with the aim of offering a curated selection of Scandinavian design furniture, lighting and accessories for the home.
Website — www.niste.ch
Social media — www.instagram.com/niste.ch
THE BOWERY COMPANY
Al Mulla Warehouse C08, 13th &10th St., Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Situated among the contrasting charm of Dubai’s futuristic skyscrapers and ancient sand deserts, you will find The Bowery Company. Here, you can find a selection of curated furniture and home accessories from a variety of Nordic designer brands, perfect for the interior enthusiast.
Website — www.thebowerycompany.com
Social media — www.instagram.com/thebowerycompany
CARLOS IN HUIS
Hofstraat 13-15, 7411 PD Deventer, The Netherlands
In a former bank building in the centre of the historic city Deventer, lies Carlos in huis. The interior design store takes up all three floors of the impressive building. This includes the basement, where guests can still view the original bank safes, and the rooftop where you can take in the red roof tiles of Deventer’s iconic brick houses.
Website — www.carlosinhuis.nl
Social media — www.instagram.com/carlosinhuisdesign
THE HOME OF FERM LIVING
Kuglegårdsvej 1-5, 1434, Copenhagen K, Denmark
Nestled between picturesque canals, quirky houseboats and the untamed freetown Christiania, lies the Home of ferm LIVING, which features our flagship Boutique. Kuglegården 1-5 is a historic building that dates all the way back to 1770, and whose uncompromising facade creates an intriguing contrast to its unpolished backdrop. In the intimate and authentic atmosphere of the Boutique, guests can shop the entire ferm LIVING collection as well as a curated selection of vintage curio, plants, coffee table books and other accessories for the home.
Website — fermliving.com/pages/boutique-and-showroom
Social media — www.instagram.com/fermlivingboutique